Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2009 - Featured Performers

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Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (FRFF) is a four-day community folk music and dance festival at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains in east-central New York State. July of 2009 will be the 21st year of the fest.

The festival takes place July 23-26, 2009 on the Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, New York near the MA/CT/NY border. The festival has 4 stages: Main Stage, Dance Stage, Family Stage and Workshop Stage. Dance Stage artists are usually booked first, Main Stage next and the Family Stage last. The Workshop Stage features different combinations of performers booked on one or more of the other 3 stages sharing sets on a variety of topics. Some performers are booked specifically for one stage but most appear on more than one.

Artists submitting to this event will be considered for a featured, compensated performance slot at the festival. A strong draw is preferred and will greatly help your consideration for a featured performance at the festival.

Past performers at FRFF include GRAMMY winners Shawn Colvin and Alison Krauss, also Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Richard Shindell, Bill Morrissey, The Nields, Moxy Früvous, The Flirtations, George Marshall with Wild Asparagus, Odetta, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Tom Paxton, Richard Thompson, Roger McGuinn, Catie Curtis, Patty Larkin, The Horseflies, Sloan Wainwright, Martin Sexton, The Kennedys, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Andes Manta, Hoopoe the Clowne, Kim & Reggie Harris, Magpie, Dan Bern, disappear fear, Viva Quetzal, The Bobs, Ulali, Vance Gilbert, Ferron, Bob Malone, Ellis Paul, Susan Werner, Karen Savoca, Mustard's Retreat, The Ivy Vine Players, Eddie From Ohio and many others.

How Do They Decide Who To Book? The Artistic Director makes all programming decisions but before decisions are made, their audience surveys are carefully tabulated. A great deal is decided by the audience including specific artists and types of music considered.

PLEASE NOTE: The promoter is requesting this opportunity be reserved for established artists. There is an additional opportunity available to emerging artists for a slot on the Emerging Artists bill held on the second day of the festival. To submit as an emerging artist, click here.